ἀρήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *warḗn, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥h₁ḗn(lamb, acc. *wr̥h₁énm̥, gen. *wr̥h₁nós). Cognates include Sanskrit उरण(úraṇa) and Old Armenian գառն(gaṙn).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓ρήν (arḗnm, f (genitive ᾰ̓ρνός); third declension

  1. a lamb
  2. a sheep, whether ram or ewe
  3. (in the plural) shunted ears of wheat

Inflection[edit]

The nominative is only found in early inscriptions, the inflected forms being used in later Greek for ἀμνός(amnós).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀρήν”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 129